Quit Tobacco To Improve Overall Health

(BLOOMINGTON) – COVID-19 has affected many Hoosiers’ lives in the last few weeks. Now is a crucial time to keep your body resilient against illness.

Here are some tips for maintaining overall physical and mental health:

  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Exercise
  • Get plenty of rest
  • Quit smoking and vaping
IU Health Bloomington Community Health Tobacco Prevention Coordinator Patricia Colon

“I encourage people to take the time to quit now,” said IU Health Bloomington Community Health Tobacco Prevention Coordinator Patricia Colon, MPH, CHES. “The benefits of quitting will be worthwhile during this time of learning about ourselves.”

Initial research shows that people who smoke may develop serious complications from COVID-19. If you’d like to quit, free help is available at 1-800-QUIT-NOW or QuitNowIndiana.com.

Young people interested in quitting vaping can text “Indiana” to 88709 to enroll in the free “This is Quitting” text messaging program.

Remember to practice good hand hygiene and help protect others by social distancing if you are able.

For up-to-date information about coronavirus in Indiana, visit coronavirus.in.gov.

For more information on tobacco use and COVID-19, visit QuitNowIndiana.com/covid-19.

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